Govt pushes up digitalisation in edn to create skilled workforce: Jabbar

Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Published: 22:24, Sep 25,2020


With a plan to ensure a digital curriculum that will make education ubiquitous for young learners across Bangladesh, the government has introduced digitalisation in the education curriculum to transform the youths into skilled human resources.

This approach of the government was elucidated by posts and telecommunication minister Mostafa Jabbar on Thursday night, making it clear that digital technology was gradually replacing educational methods.

Jabbar termed the youth frontline warriors of the global technological revolution, bringing to the fore the reality that the youth is facing challenges on global job markets due to the mismatch between the global digital livelihood and the Bangladesh’s education system.

‘We have set off on the journey of digitalisation in the education system to transform the youths as skilled workforce which would help the country make its mark in every sphere,’ the minister said at a webinar organised by Youth Empowerment Facilitation-Global.

The webinar endorsed the justifiability of reinforcing traditional methods of teaching and learning with new-age learning tools, powered by a digital curriculum, to enable students to acquire knowledge at their own pace.

The minister said that the government had started working to remove the digital divide between urban and rural areas to ensure equal digital facilities for all citizens as this was launched for the first time in the country by prime minister Sheikh Hasina with her prudent leadership in 2008.

Jabbar depicted the real scenario of the global job markets where Bangladeshi youths were venturing out to seize the jobs or opportunities with feeble hope, confronting challenges in every step for lack of digital education system in the country.

Alongside government initiatives, the minister also urged the concerned teachers and guardians and the private sector operators to come forward and work jointly to help reap the benefits of this technological upheaval gripping the world.

The digitalization — the digital devices and high speed internet — is now being widely sought by primary students in remote rural areas where people have engaged themselves in a digital communication spree, Jabbar observed.

Dhaka University professor Hafiz Mohammad Hasan Babu, Youth Empowerment Facilitation president Kazi Hasan Robin and CTO forum Bangladesh founder Tapan Kanti Sarker, among others, attended the function.

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